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Somerset County Needs Direction from Walkers, Hikers & Bikers

July 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County wants to to improve its bike and trail path connections, according to Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione.

“The goal is to make our county’s bike paths and trails more user-friendly, more accessible, and safer for our residents,” he said. “We are also encouraging residents to give us their feedback on what changes or improvements ...

YMCA Hosts Free Nutrition Workshop for Parents of Young Children and Expecting Parents

CLINTON TWP., NJ – Tomorrow will mark the Hunterdon County YMCA’s inaugural Start Healthy Stay Healthy (SHSH) First Thousand Days Nutrition workshop, which will be held at the Y’s Round Valley branch here. The workshop is offered free of charge and is open to the community.

The SHSH workshops, which are funded by Nestle-Gerber, are established to improve the diets of young ...

Natural Pain Relief is as Close as Your Garden

Busy schedules, over indulging, and strenuous summer activities can lead to sore muscles, indigestion and headaches. When searching for pain relief, look no further than your own garden or your local farmer’s market. These five foods fresh from the garden – or pot – are packed with super pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory power.

Mint
Infuse mint into your tea or ice water ...

Franklin Township: What is Project Graduation and How to Win Free Tickets

SOMERSET, NJ - This Friday night into Saturday morning close to 350 seniors are expected to participate in what has become a 24-year-old Franklin High School tradition, Project Graduation. 

Project Graduation is a national initiative designed to keep seniors safe in a fun-filled environment. High Schools across the country celebrate the drug and alcohol-free event on the ...

Somerset County "Fight the Bite" Campaign Targets Mosquitoes, Ticks

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is stepping up its public outreach regarding vector-borne illnesses, which according to the Centers for Disease Control are on the rise nationwide.

“Our health department staff is conducting additional educational programs this year to supplement our very successful ‘Fight the Bite!’ campaign that has been in use ...

Teen-involved Crashes Kill 10 People a Day Between Now and Labor Day

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver during the, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2016. AAA reports that the average of 10 people per day is a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year.

As school lets out for the summer, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for ...

Somerset County Employees' Health Center Opens in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street.

The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, wellness and care coordination center for employees of Somerset County, the county park commission, the ...

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Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in New Jersey, leading to chronic lung disease, heart disease, stroke and cancer,” said New Jersey Human ...